Arsenal could be presented with a chance to finally bring Marc Overmars back to the club, with him set to leave Ajax.
De Telegraaf report today that Overmars, who is the current director of football at Ajax, could be exit the Dutch club in the near future.
They explain that fans will have to ‘seriously consider’ the possibility that the Dutchman is ‘working on his last months’ at the club after recent claims from Catalan journalist Oriol Domenech that he was set to leave.
Their belief is that claim ‘seems to be true’ with Overmars having hinted back in October that he was looking to move on.
The newspaper also states that a departure would make sense as it fits into the ‘ambitious picture’ that Overmars has always sketched for himself.
Indeed, there has been interest in the past with Arsenal and Barcelona both trying to ‘lure’ him away but being rejected as he did not feel ready and only wanted to move to a foreign country when his two sons were grown up.
He is still highly thought of at both clubs, though, and the ‘time to fly’ seems to have come for him after his ‘impressive’ work with the club, where he has ‘laid a great financial foundation’ among other significant achievements.
Indeed, De Telegraaf believe this turn of events could be something to do with the upcoming presidential elections at Barcelona, where a complete regime change may be in order.
Overmars could easily find a position opening for himself, although it’s easy to imagine Arsenal still being interested too.
Transfers are a real issue at the Emirates and Edu has not proven to be the master strategist they were hoping he would be.
Overmars, with a proven track record of success at Ajax, would be a prime candidate to sort things out and we already know they were interested in the past.
That’s just speculation on our part of course, but it’s certainly something to keep in mind if Arsenal keep on struggling and Overmars suddenly becomes available as expected.